On Monday night, the 2020 World Series of Poker Online Event #6: $600 PLO8 Six-Max attracted 833 entries, which resulted in a $449,820 prize pool. It marked the first non-hold’em event on the 2020 WSOP schedule, and after more than 12 hours of play, it was Nathan “surfbum” Gamble coming out on top to win an $89,424 top prize and his second career bracelet.
Gamble, an army veteran (active duty 2013-16) who hails from North Richland Hills, Texas, won his first gold bracelet back in 2017 when he topped an 830-entry field to win the WSOP Event #46: $1,500 PLO8 for $223,339 (used as lead picture). It’s a game in which he has plenty of experience.
“I started playing [poker] when I was 13, so poker has always been a big part of me,” he said in 2017 after his first WSOP win. “I think it’s just about maintaining a balanced life. I got engaged recently and been living in Hawaii and it’s just having the ability to realize that poker isn’t everything. It’s the people around you. It’s about everywhere you end up in life that you are able to make a difference at. So, hopefully, I can make a difference after this.”
Gamble gave his first bracelet to his father, who always supported his poker endeavors. Only time will tell where the second one will go.
|1||Nathan “surfbum” Gamble||$89,424|
|2||Shane “danish01” Daniels||$55,283|
|3||John “rainman3817” Esposito||$38,685|
|4||Tom “hansdigalo” Schwartz||$27,484|
|5||Timothy “SSJTimmy” Batow||$19,792|
|6||Simon “bagelbites” Lam||$14,484|